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Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

21-year-old Japanese idol singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will release her 9th single "Family Party" on April 16. It will be featured as the theme song for the upcoming film Crayon Shin-chan: Gachinko! Gyakushu no Robo To-chan (Serious Battle!

RocketNews24 Michelle Lynn Dinh

Hello Kitty is turning 40, while Playboy is hitting 60, but neither show any signs of slowing down. In fact, the two look better than ever… together. French clothing and accessories retailer Colette is introducing a line of Hello Kitty x Playboy i...

40 translated titles available at launch for PC/smartphone app on March 22 Japanese publisher Kadokawa announced on Monday that its upcoming web comic service "ComicWalker" will launch on March 22 with manga in Japanese, English, and traditional C...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii' Anime Adds Supporting Cast Posted by Chris Beveridge March 4, 2014 at 06:18 PM Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii Announced in January as coming this spring with Studio Pierrot set to handle the series, SoreSoredemo Sekai ...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Today's Phantasy Star Online 2 broadcast 17 introduced some special Attack on Titan fun for Japanese players.  The MMO is offeing a special AoT sword, survey corp outfit with three-dimensional maneuver, four division stickers, and, through April 9...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

Of course, they're being served at the country's Gundam Cafes. Shocking, I know! There are Gundam and Zaku donuts for 320 yen (U$3. 16) each. For 420 yen ($4. 16) , there's also a Haro roll cake called "Harooru" (ハロール), which is a pun on "Haro" (ハ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Viz Media Acquires 'Master Keaton' Manga License Posted by Chris Beveridge March 4, 2014 at 05:54 PM Master Keaton Viz Media has picked up a new title to launch this year under their VIZ Signature line with the acquisition of Master Keaton from Na...

Crunchyroll Mikikazu Komatsu

The official website for the April 2014 TV anime Majin Bone produced by Toei Animation for TV Tokyo has announced its four main voice cast and posted the first promotional video today. The TV anime is based on Bandai's digital card game of the sam...

JEFusion Magnum

AKB48's Team A captain Takahashi Minami is not just a talented and successful idol, she's also a geek. She posted a photo of some of her manga. . .

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

A new Ju-on (The Grudge) film is currently being filmed. The latest addition of the Ju-on franchise entitled "Ju-on: Owari no Hajimari" (Trans. The Grudge: Beginning of the End) will star Nozomi Sasaki and Kai Kobayashi.

Siliconera Spencer

Siliconera met up with BlazBlue producer Toshimichi Mori to talk about the fighting game series. The next installment, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, comes out in North America on March 25 for PlayStation 3 and will also be on Vita this summer.

SGCafe spartanchef

Namco Bandai games has recently announced three new DLC's for the PlayStation 3 edition of Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS Full Boost. Each DLC costs 400 yen. The first DLC mobile suit announced is Shiro Amada's Gundam Ground Type from The 08th MS T...

A Look at Gaim Kachidoki Arms as an Arms Change Figure The big announcement last week came from the reveal of what looks to be the final power up for the titular defender of Zawarme city. Kachioki Arms commeth, and the Arms Change series gives us ...

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

The Premium Bandai Shop's B-Boys section has posted the official images of the DX Lock Seed Kamen Rider Bravo & Gridon Set. This set also comes with a free Sid Lock Seed for every purchase. The set comes with the DX Durian Lock Seed and DX Donguri...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

If you were betting on this year's Oscars, Bovada had Frozen at 1/30 for Best Animated Featured Film and the field, including Hayao Miyazaki's final feature, The Wind Rises as well as Ernest and Celestine, Despicable Me 2 and The Croods at 7/1.

Nihongogo Jeremy Suskin

Tweet Pin It AKB48 has teamed up with Glico to revive SDN48… sort of. It was announced at the Papiko 2014 Spring Campaign [パピコ2014­春キャンペーン] press conference that the group will be looking to hold an "adult AKB48 audition" in order to emphasize AKB...

RocketNews24 Master Blaster

A few weeks ago, Häagen-Dazs began treating Japan to a special edition Rose flavored ice cream. While it was pretty delicious overall, many people felt it tasted too similar to a bathroom air freshener.

Orends: Range UkiyaSeed

For the first time, we finally saw a Megaforce Ranger go Super Mega Mode without transforming first into a Megaforce Ranger! In Power Rangers Super Megaforce's 3rd episode entitled "Blue Saber Saga", we see Noah pull his Super Mega Morpher to beco...

Alafista

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Nanda World Tour in Singapore 2014 Ticketing details for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Nanda World Tour in Singapore 2014 has been announced. The concert is scheduled for 21 Jun 2014 and will be held at The Star Theatre, The Star Performing ...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

'The Wind Rises' Cast Talks More About Feature Posted by Chris Beveridge March 3, 2014 at 10:18 PM Emily Blunt We had a piece last week from Madman Entertainment that has a couple of the actors from The Wind Rises talking about the feature and now...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Drakengard 3 has a handful of story DLC coming over the next month in Japan, letting you take control of the Intoner sisters in prequel episodes building up to one involving the protagonist, Zero.   Square Enix shared a brief sample of the DLC via...

Tokyo Girls Update TokyoGirls'Update

On March 1st and 2nd, BABYMETAL held their first-ever solo concert at Nippon Budokan, and they became the youngest female artist to hold a live concert at the venue. BABYMETAL was formed as a subunit from idol group Sakura Gakuin under the theme o...

Crunchyroll Joseph Luster

Shoot 'em up fans can look forward to some more vertical-scrolling action now that Raiden IV: Overkill is on its way to PSN in North America. Publisher UFO Interactive announced plans to bring over the PS3 game, which is an enhanced version of Rai...

Actor Satoshi Tsumabuki and KAT-TUN member Kazuya Kamenashi will be starring in the upcoming baseball film "Vancouver no Asahi". As 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Vancouver Asahi team, which consists of Japanese immigrant...

The North American publishing branch of Square Enix have just released a new interview they held with Drakengard series producer, Takamasa Shiba, who recently worked on Drakengard 3 that was released in Japan last December and internationally this...

J-Pop Idols Prasetyo

Babymetal will hold Legend "Y" Moametal Seitansai (聖誕祭) and Legend "M" Moametal Seitansai (聖誕祭) in Europe in late June or early July 2014. The idol group will celebrate the birthdays of Yuimetal and Moametal during this live performances.

DesmondChieng Desmond

Any of you plan to travel to Japan soon? If so be sure to visit Nasu Highland Park (an amusement park north of Tokyo), as they are exhibiting a 1/1-scale life-sized Zaku in a "Zaku Repair Bay"! The Zaku Repair Bay is one of the park's newest attra...

The Fandom Post Chris Beveridge

Click For Larger Version The pursuit of dreams can have its serious downsides as well. What They Say: In "The Wind Rises," Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni.

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